Female Hip Hop for the win!
Not even a month after Lauryn Hill‘s ‘Miseducation’ made history for becoming the first female Hip Hop album to be certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Cardi B has learned similar status is now attached to her debut single, ‘Bodak Yellow.’
You guys are going to be so happy .I’m soo happy!!! pic.twitter.com/vJi0lORn3k
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) March 9, 2021
The RIAA has updated its logs to reveal ‘Yellow’ has crossed the organization’s threshold for Diamond certification – an achievement that denotes sales equivalence of 10 million in the United States. With the win, Cardi becomes the first female Hip Hop act to own a Diamond single.
What’s more, ‘Bodak’ is only the 45th song in history to be awarded a Diamond plaque.
As seen in the video above, Cardi – already the highest-certifed female Rapper of the digital era – took to social media to hint at the news. Shortly after her video post (seen above), the information leaked and the GRAMMY winner was swarmed with congratulatory messages.
B was eventually overwhelmed by the support.
The news comes just 3 months after the rapper learned her other ‘Invasion of Privacy’ hit, ‘I Like It,’ was certified 9x Platinum – just one million shy of becoming DIAMOND as well . Click here to read more about that.